AlpES

Alpine Ecosystem Services - mapping, maintenance, management

AlpES selected Ecosystem Services

  • Surface water for drinking with minor or no treatments
  • Biomass production from grassland
  • Fuel wood
  • Filtration of surface water by ecosystem types
  • Protection of areas against avalanches, mudslides and rockfalls
  • CO2 sequestration by forests and bogs
  • Outdoor recreation activities (including enjoyment and willingness to preserve)
  • Symbolic alpine plants and animals, landscapes